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Google Chrome for iOS 75.0.3770.70

Google's web browser makes its way onto iPhone and iPad

by Bob Thornton

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Date Updated: 07 June 2019
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Google Chrome for iOS 75.0.3770.70
Chrome for iOS includes tab synchronization with your other devices

The iOS platform is something of a strange playground for app developers who have to be very careful not to tread on the toes of Apple when coming up with their own software. If Apple doesn’t like an app for any reason, it can be blocked so that no one can download it, and replicating features that are already available in iOS is a quick and easy way to ensure that your app does not last very long. Problems like this mean that replacements for iOS’s built in apps are not exactly plentiful.

So it is perhaps a little surprising to find that Google – who many would describe as Apple’s arch rival – have been able to publish a version of their web browser for iPad and iPhone users. The big feature to be found in the app is synchronization. Tab syncing means that if you are using Chrome on your desktop computer or another device, the tabs you have open will be synchronized so that you can also access them from your iOS device. It’s a small feature when you think about it, but at the same time it can change the way you use your browser.

In addition to this, you can also take advantage of Chrome’s Incognito mode which keeps your browsing history private. Tabbed browsing is something that is taken for granted on desktop computers, and it is something that is also available in Chrome. Easy swiping gestures can be used to flick between open tabs, making it easy to browse multiple sites at the same time.

All of this is great news but, thanks to the way Apple works, there are a couple of issues. Firstly, it is not possible to change the default web browser is iOS, so while you can take advantage of the great new features that are available in Chrome, you can’t make it load automatically when you click a link in an email. Secondly, the browser is forced to use the same rendering engine as Safari, which means that Google is not able to do everything it might want to with its browser. That said, this is still a superb app and whether you have been looking for a Safari alternative or not, you should check it out for yourself.

What's new in version 75.0.3770.70?

- To protect your privacy, links that are clicked in Incognito mode will no longer open native applications.
- Custom search engine settings now show the search engine’s icon.

Verdict:

A great alternative browser for iOS – it’s great to see the competition opening up and for users to be able to benefit from the features they’re used to in desktop browsers.

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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